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Bad - 25th Anniversary [CD]

Michael Jackson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music TV Projects
  • ASIN: B0084I9QFU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,934 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bad (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Way You Make Me Feel (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Speed Demon (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Liberian Girl (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Just Good Friends (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Another Part of Me (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Man in the Mirror (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson;Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dirty Diana (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Smooth Criminal (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Leave Me Alone (2012 Remaster)Michael Jackson 4:400.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Don't Be Messin' 'RoundMichael Jackson 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm So BlueMichael Jackson 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)Michael Jackson 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. FreeMichael Jackson 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Price of FameMichael Jackson 4:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Al CaponeMichael Jackson 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. StreetwalkerMichael Jackson 5:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fly AwayMichael Jackson 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) (Album Version)Michael Jackson 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) (French Version)Michael Jackson 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bad (Remix By AfroJack Featuring Pitbull-DJ Buddha Edit)Michael Jackson feat. Pitbull 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)Michael Jackson 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bad (Remix By AfroJack-Club Mix)Michael Jackson 7:310.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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BAD25 celebrates the legendary album and record breaking BAD tour. CD one features re-mastered versions of Michael's biggest hits on the original BAD album, including, "Smooth Criminal," "Man In The Mirror," “Bad,” “Another Part of Me,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and "Dirty Diana" arranged in the same sequence as they appeared on the original album released 25 years ago. “Leave Me Alone” was added to the album as a bonus track following its initial release and has been included on the disc.
CD two offers fans a rare listen to thirteen additional tracks, six of which are previously unreleased demo recordings created at Michael’s personal studio built at his then-home on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, California. Also included are all three bonus tracks from the 2001 expanded edition of BAD, the previously un-released French version of Michael performing the classic, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” a high power version of “Speed Demon” remixed by Nero and the brand new remix of “Bad” worked on as an electrifying collaboration between Pitbull and Dutch DJ Afrojack.

BBC Review

A multi-million-unit-shifter, Bad was (and remains) as important to 1980s pop culture as the rise of the Walkman, the Back to the Future movies, and the shooting of JR. Like 1982’s Thriller, it’s an album that appeared to easily find a home within the record collection of rockers and poppers, punks and poets alike.

Ubiquity comes cheap in 2012 (thanks, internet), but in 1987, it was earned by being the best of the best. And Bad was just that: almost a greatest hits package, it spawned nine hit singles. Its chart campaign didn’t begin with the title cut, but with I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, a number one in both the US and UK. In Britain, Bad (the song) peaked at 3, as Rick Astley sat atop the pile.

The title track rocketed to No.1 in the US, followed by The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror and Dirty Diana. Jackson’s star was at its zenith across the 1980s – but fame never guarantees critical approval. Yet Bad was as well-received in the press as it was by Jackson’s fans. It’s a special rarity: a commercial behemoth with nary a lapse in quality across its 48 minutes.

Quincy Jones’ production is tight yet yielding, every song allowed to breathe and never cluttered by needless elements. Dirty Diana is remarkably lean, Steve Stevens’ flamboyant guitar aside, yet powerful too. Speed Demon, deemed “filler” by critics at the time, is fun funk-rock that’d sit happily on a Prince album of the period, compositionally if not lyrically.

Unreleased demos make up the majority of this anniversary release’s second disc. Amongst the most interesting are Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers) and Price of Fame. The former, aggressive of percussion yet light of synth, is about a Christian girl carrying an unwanted pregnancy. “Michael knew (it) could be controversial,” read the accompanying notes; but Jackson handles the subject matter with tenderness.

Price of Fame addresses the pressures Jackson felt as a pop idol. Of his obsessed followers, he wrote: “They’ll do anything and it’s breaking my heart… It’s running me crazy.” It is, perhaps, a first instance of the cracks that’d soon spread. But nothing that was to come in Jackson’s career could ever take the shine off this awesome, evergreen and essential pop masterpiece.

--Mike Diver

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Bad25" Review 21 Sep 2012
By Laura
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoy the album "Bad" and have often thought that it is better than the "Thriller" album. I think it is some of Michael Jackson's best work - the best being, in my opinion, the "Off The Wall" album. I believe that Michael was at his peak during the "Bad" era.

The re-release of "Bad" ("Bad25") is good. The original songs are still amazing but I wish that the intro to "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" had been included. The demos included on the second CD are decent. My favourite demos are "I'm So Blue" and "Free" because they remind me of the sweet innocence of Michael's musical talent. I am not a fan of the remixes of "Bad" and "Speed Demon" nor did I enjoy the different versions of "I Just Can't Stop Loving You". The entire second CD seemed a little unnecessary.

The concert DVD is incredible! Watching Michael work his magic is always a special treat to me -- I never had the chance to see him perform live so this DVD made me happy.

Michael was such a rarity...and it makes me so sad to think of how life played out for him. That said, it is nice to have the chance to recall happier times - times when he was on top of the world, both professionally and personally, such as the "Bad" era.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Legend at his Peak 4 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
Prior to the Bad album I was listening to the likes of Madonna, Whitney Houston & Queen and thought that Michael Jackson was a good artist but not a favourite of mine. This album rocketed the guy to the top of my favourites in the music world. This is quite simply a breathtaking album where Michael Jackson used his experience from Thriller and took it a step further by creating music that was not only genius, but genuinely appealing to all age groups. You could be tempted into calling Bad a "Pop" album, but this would be an injustice to Michael Jackson and his mentor & co-producer Quincy Jones. The album IS a Pop album but uses R&B, Gospel & Rock to flavour the tracks into what I consider the greatest combination of music ever. A genuine classic album will display diversity without sounding all-over-the-place, something that I think Michael Jackson has partially fallen foul to on his later releases.
Most people aged between 20 and 70 will know at least half of this album recognising timeless classics such as The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal & Man In the Mirror. I swear that even the tracks that Michael decided not to use would have made Top 10 singles at the time, he was quite simply that brilliant in the late 80's.
If your reading this review with a view to buying the album then yes, I'm a fan of Michael Jackson. I wasn't however at the time of buying this CD so be warned - it really is good enough to change your outlook on music !
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is one of my favorite Jackson albums, I think I may prefer is to Thriller. However why have sony replaced Dirty diana with the edited single version, taken the breathing off Smoth Criminal at the beginning,Removed Jackson's speach at the beginning of i just can't stop loving you. There are slight differences to bad and the way you make me feel with the vocal being more up front. I am all for special editions, but not when they make the original album shorter. Bad is a fantastic album and I imagine now Jackson has passed away the correct version will be out soon. This is still excellecent value but I so wish record company's would not alter a perfect album, that never needed altering in the first place. That is my reason for 4 not 5 not for the music but because this is not the original album.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! 6 April 2003
By MJ fan
Format:Audio CD
I totally disagree with the critics who claim that the tracks on BAD have become dated over the years. I am only 16, so I don't remember the reaction to BAD at the time it was released, but I can safely say that this album still has a massive influence on music today-just look at Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal. This album covers many different styles of music, ranging from rock (Dirty Diana) to the more chilled, soulful tracks (e.g. Liberian Girl). Definately a worthy follow up to Thriller, this album shows some of MJ's best work.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pop, pure quality and as fresh as ever. 24 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette|Verified Purchase
You can say what you like about Wacko Jacko, but it would be churlish to even pretend that this guy was not hugely important in pop history. With the recent chart success of Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal, I would guess that quite a few of todays teens and sub-teens are going to be turning their attention to Jackson as for the first time. They won't be disappointed. The sheer quality of this album remains as startling now as it was on release - the songs, the musicians, the production, it's all there. More than that, listening today makes you realise just how much of a pioneer Jackson was in his heyday. It's fresh, it's fun, you can't help dancing and it reminds you that there was a time when pop was not interchangeable with pap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a Phenomenal Album, Always & Forever! 15 July 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I thought I knew Michael Jackson's music - Billie Jean, Beat It, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, Black & White, Bad, etc. The mega big hits. But having recently purchased all of Michael Jackson's major solo albums I am simply in awe of the amazing artist he is.

In respect with this album 'Bad', I think it is my favourite of all of them. It is completely filled with great songs, pretty much all of which could have been hits. I think there are at least 7 or 8 singles on there. Not a single filler here.

My personal favourites on here are Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man In The Mirror, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, and Leave Me Alone. The special edition of this CD also includes the fantastic Streetwalker. This song is so good it is a shame it missed out on the original album.

What you realise when you buy all his CD's and look throught he booklets is that Michael Jackson actually wrote and composed most of his songs including his biggest hits. That I did not know, he's a music genius.
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